More Fake News From Iraq Reported by the The New York Times

Edward Wong writing at The New York Times reported yesterday:

Iraqi police officials also said Friday that American helicopters conducted strikes in the early morning against a gathering of Shiite militiamen in an area east of the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, the cleric’s stronghold. At least 20 people were killed and wounded in the attack, said a police official. But a spokeswoman for the U.S. military said she had no reports of any such incident.

However, this is what was reported this morning by the Multi-National Force Iraq website:

March 31, 2007
Release A070331a

Coalition forces not involved in air strikes on Sadr city

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Despite reports from individuals and some media organizations Coalition forces were not involved in air strikes over Sadr city on Friday.

Wong was Wrong.

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